Valentine’s Day is arguably one of the most polarizing holidays. You either love it or hate it. There’s very little in-between.
Whether you look forward to pink hearts every February or think it’s a silly Hallmark holiday, 54% of consumers will spend $18.2 billion for the holiday, according to the National Retail Federation. Now that’s a lot of money!
If you’re getting ready to shop for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got some options to show you. From frugal to extravagant, these romantic gift ideas are sure to please, with price points to fit any budget.
Men’s fashion often gets the short end of the stick when it comes to accessorizing. There just seem to be more options for women than men – especially in the jewelry department. But watches are one area where guys can have a little fun with their style, which is one reason why a watch makes a great gift.
If you’re looking to save a little money on gifting this year but don’t want to sacrifice style, MVMT Watches are a great option. This one, with a minimal design and a black leather band, is sleek, stylish and expensive-looking, but it’ll run you less than $100.
For a watch that’s more of an investment piece – something you know they’ll have for a while – try Kent Wang. This style is minimal and classic, like the save version, but draws inspiration from the past. There’s no battery necessary, as it’s completely mechanical and comes with a two-year warranty.
Champagne is a Valentine’s Day staple. Whether you’re buying a bottle for the toast at a romantic dinner or partying with your closest friends this Valentine’s Day, these options will be welcome at any celebration.
Technically, champagne is a sparkling wine made specifically in the Champagne region of France. Crémant de Bourgogne are sparkling wines made in Burgundy, another French region known for their high-quality wines.
While they’re not technically a champagne, crémant de Bourgogne are the perfect alternative because they’re delicious and made the same way as champagne, but they’re lesser known and therefore less expensive. You can pick up a bottle of JCB Crémant de Bourgogne for $25.
For the real deal, you’ll want to get something like Louis Roederer Brut Rose. It’s made in the Champagne region of France, and the pink color of the rose is perfect for a Valentine’s Day celebration.
Name a more romantic dessert than chocolate-covered strawberries. Go ahead – I’ll wait.
That’s what I thought.
These little treats are a staple in any romantic dinner. Plus, they’re just delicious.
The real way to save some money on chocolate-covered strawberries is to make some yourself.
Recipe Snobs has a simple recipe that anyone can follow, complete with a white chocolate drizzle that turns your strawberries from basic to dazzling in just a few seconds.
If time isn’t on your side or you don’t trust your skills in the kitchen, don’t fret! There’s another option. This one is a little more expensive, but it’ll save you some time and you can have them delivered.
Make your Valentine the envy of everyone in the office by sending a box of chocolate-covered strawberries from Edible Arrangements. A dozen strawberries will run you about $50.
According to the National Retail Federation’s 2017 report, nearly 50% of Valentine’s Day shoppers plan to buy candy for their loved one this holiday. Candy makers everywhere are thrilled by this news, and so are valentines with a sweet tooth.
Boomf is a company that takes your photos and turns them into unique and interesting creations. They can even turn them into a marshmallow. And who wants to give a box of chocolates when they could give a personalized marshmallow collage for $25?
For a gift with sugar and spice and everything nice, you have to try Sugarfina’s eight-piece bento box. It’s a box filled with eight different types of candy. This candy-lover’s dream will run you $65 and includes staples like their champagne gummy bears and festive treats like their sweet-and-sour Kiss Me sugar lips.
Whether you’re having them delivered to your valentine’s office or bringing them to dinner, flowers are always a sweet and romantic gesture.
Skip the long-stemmed roses this year, and go with something a little more unique (and budget-friendly). ProFlowers will ship a pink mini orchid, perfect for a desk, window seat or shelf, in a festive pink, geometric vase for just $30.
Orchids are also long-lasting flowers and pretty durable, so your valentine can enjoy them for weeks to come.
If you’re shopping for someone who loves fresh flowers, why stop at one bouquet? With a service like BLOOMBOX, you can sign your loved one up for a fresh-flower subscription. You can select flowers to be sent weekly, every other week or monthly for three, six or 12 months.
It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Jewelry is a classic Valentine’s Day gift. Whether you’re giving diamonds, gemstones or fashion jewelry, your valentine will love what’s inside that jewelry box.
Etsy is a great place for beautiful and unique jewelry, with plenty of options that won’t stretch your budget. Something like these dangling orchid earrings, made with gold plated brass and teardrop glass from LeChaim, are a great example at just $28.
The pink tint of the teardrop glass is a great Valentine’s Day accent, too.
Diamond earrings are a staple in any fashionista’s closet. If you want to get something extra special for your style-conscious loved one, try a pair of simple diamond studs. They’re classic and won’t be going out of style anytime soon, making them a great gift and an investment piece.
Whether you’re spending simple diamond studs, planning a simple diamond studs or just looking for a gift that shows you care, we hope these gifts ideas provide some inspiration for your gift shopping this holiday.
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